Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Ben Lazarus. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I was fascinated by his artistic vision.
The sound of this artist is really interesting, a compositional style that takes inspiration from the past, especially from the 90s in my opinion, but which manages to be modern at the same time.
The thing I liked the most is the sincerity of his music, a direct and alternative rock made of acid sounds and sweet melodies, a very intriguing mix.
Ben Lazarus uses drum takes recorded by his late brother – he sadly died a few years ago, this helps to create a unique sound that manages to stand out from the crowd.
The chord progression is not obvious and banal and is able to entertain the listener from the first to the last second.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Got Me Wondering is Ben Lazarus’s Single Out Now!
Sincere and Epic!
Ben Lazarus put a red Yamaha Key-tar on layaway at the tender age of 7 years old and still plays that axe 32 years later. Along the way he picked up several other instruments and joined a series of garage bands in the San Francisco Bay Area. A few months out of high school he was recruited by power-trio Stunt Monkey to play lead guitar- rounding out the pop punk band into a quartet.
After 5 years of recording and touring, Lazarus moved to Los Angeles and became a production sound mixer for film and television. Over the next 15 years he wrote and recorded songs at home while working quietly behind the scenes.
Many of Lazarus’ tracks feature the drumming of his younger brother Jonathan, who tragically took his own life in 2013. Like the biblical character Lazarus, Jonathan’s drumming rises from the grave in the completed songs, which are short, sweet, strangely honest and honestly strange.
In March, Lazarus signed to Napier Records, a label founded by Academy award-winning filmmaker Andrew Napier.